Models of Interagency Collaboration and their Impact on Families Living with Adversity

This PhD project aims to (i) identify the best models of collaboration when working with families living with adversity, and (ii) better understand how these models are working to reduce the negative impacts of adversity on families. The project consists of the following four studies:

Study 1
Systematic Review: What Models of Collaboration are Used to Reduce the Impact of Adverse Experiences for Families Living with Adversity?

The aim of this study is to identify and describe existing research and theories on interagency collaboration when working with families living with adversity.

Study 2
Which Families Engage with Which Services, When do they Engage with Different Services, and Why?

A mixed methods study, aims to understand caregivers’ perspectives of interagency collaboration.

We will identify which families engage with which services, when and why, including barriers and enablers to engagement and the impact of collaboration on family's outcomes. 

Study 3
How do Service Providers Collaborate with Families Living with Adversity?

A mixed methods study that aims to understand interagency collaboration from the perspective of service providers.

We will identify the types of services practitioners provide, when, why and to whom, service providers’ perceptions of barriers and enablers to engagement, and the impact of interagency collaboration on family outcomes.

Study 4
To what Extent are Services in Wyndham Achieving an Integrated Approach when Working with Families Living with Adversity?

Using a Social Network Analysis (SNA) methodology, we will map changes in the strength and structure of the service network that work with families living with adversity.

This project is being undertaken at Monash University under the supervision of A/Prof Andrea Reupert.

PhD Candidate: Manisha Balgovind

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